Woman sentenced to jail time for strangulation death of puppy

A Montgomery, Alabama, woman has been sentenced to jail time for the strangulation death of her puppy. According to Tuesday’s WFSA News, Judge Les Hayes found 23-year-old Jessica Pruette guilty in the cruelty case and sentenced her to 125 days behind bars.puppyjpg-d4167c8969ce5cec (1)

On June 1, Pruette’s puppy, a pit bull mix, was discovered dead in the backyard of a residence on Althea Street. The pup was on a slip lead and tethered to a chain which was wrapped around a stick…the pup, said to be just three months of age, was asphyxiated when he tried to pull free from the chain and was strangled by the slip lead. Adding insult to, in this case, fatal injury, the pup had been tethered outside on a day when the temperature was in the mid-90s.

Pruette tried to claim that the pup had only been tethered, unattended, for approximately one hour, but there were flies around the puppy’s mouth which suggested that the time alone had been much longer than Pruette claimed.

Animal Cruelty Investigator Denton Hawk commended the judge for deciding to send Pruette to jail, rather than only a fine, and expressed hopes that her sentence will serve as a warning to others – he stated, “Tethering has to be done humanely. And if you don’t tether the dog properly and something like this winds up happening, you can go to jail.”

(Photo/Montgomery Humane Society)

 

 

  1. maxiemom
    maxiemom says:

    I’m glad she was sentenced to jail, and I realize that ANY time behind bars is a step in the right direction for that state. I can’t help but wish that the b***h had been given some REAL TIME for this, though, because the evil creature deserves it.

    RIP poor puppy.

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  2. Barkley's Mom
    Barkley's Mom says:

    So she gets 4 months in jail to think about what she did to that poor puppy! I hope this POS will never be allowed another dog! She certainly doesn’t know how to take care of one.

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  3. Tina Scott
    Tina Scott says:

    Four months is not long enough. So she should be required to work at a pound or rescue mandatory two years. Pay all court costs, all costs incurred by AC. AND PAY MINIMUM OF $1000 to AC and $500 minimum to pet rescue for being careless and stupid

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  4. resqdogz
    resqdogz says:

    Lying little bitch! That poor, hapless puppy suffered in SO many ways. before his excruciating death….
    She had the audacity to appeal her sentence: Let’s hope whomever hears that appeal, has the fortitude to hold fast to her imprisonment!

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  5. virginia green
    virginia green says:

    good work.van you forget the key to her cell?never let her out.the dog was a 4 legged kid wearing fur.people like her you can not trust with animals or kids after what she did to the dog.

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  6. pat
    pat says:

    We all know she was a thug and should be given several years in prison. These nasty judges let them get away with it and so it will continue.

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  7. Patty
    Patty says:

    I would hope because they caught her LYING to authorities they could at least DOUBLE the time to 8 months!!!! Four months is NOT enough !!! AND that she is not allowed to own a pet.

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